Happy Birthday, Jack
Yeehaw - today is Jack's 16th birthday! 🎉 He's been driving a lot in the last year and has a driver's license driving test this afternoon. If he passes, he'll be getting his license next week. I feel like it's a big milestone because a driver's license has the notion of freedom, especially when you live out in the country as we do.
Jack is a sophomore this year and started school last week. Both he and Abbie attend in-person classes two days a week. They do school work remotely the other three days. Jack was just starting to blossom last March when he joined the track team, but they shut things down before the season really got started. I hope he'll try it again — I really enjoyed doing track when I was in high school. He's an excellent boater and happily rowed a couple of days on our Desolation Canyon trip last month.
Happy 16th Birthday, Jack!
For some photos of Jack through the years, see my Jack Turns 16 album.
My older son's name is Matt Alexander Raible. As most mothers are, I insisted on calling using the name Matthew, which lasted until he got to school. On a whim I googled his name, (I'm 72 and getting bored with staying at home) and found that there are other Matt Raibles out there, unfortunately one is deceased. I was surprised because Raible is not that common. On reading this article, I saw the name, Jack, who I assume is your son. My Matt also has a son Jack. Your sound as if you have an interesting life. My Matt is a contract specialist for FEMA, He's married to his high school sweetheart, and they have three children, and lives in VA. He'll probably be ticked off that I told this much about him, but you seem that you aren't a closet ax murderer or. We are originally from PA.
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Posted by Linda Cope (Formerly Linda Raible) on October 20, 2020 at 11:03 AM MDT #
Hello Linda - it's nice to hear from you! That's cool that your son and I have the same name. :)
My dad's name is Joseph Edward Raible and is from Beacon, New York.
Posted by Matt Raible on October 20, 2020 at 12:32 PM MDT #